As well as the snakes, they found a dead cat in a fridge-freezer.
Wallace told the RSPCA she had "around 140 snakes" including boas, pythons and corn snakes.
At York Magistrates Court she pleaded guilty to two cruelty charges after she caused unnecessary suffering to her border collie Alf by failing to provide him with adequate veterinary care when he fell ill.
She also admitted seven offences of failing to ensure the welfare of snakes and reptiles. A further 10 animal cruelty charges initially brought by the RSPCA were dropped and dismissed by magistrates.
The latest figures from the RSPCA show there has been another rise in the number of animal cruelty cases in the North East over the last year. One of the worst cases in the country involved three Shih Tzu dogs in Northumberland.
The owner kept them in appalling conditions and had allowed their hair to grow so long their fur was matted together, preventing them from walking properly. Caution: You may find some of the pictures in this video upsetting.
Durham Police have arrested five men in Darlington on suspicion of animal cruelty offences.
The arrests came after a joint operation between the police and the RSPCA, where police raided addresses in Darlington.
The men, four aged 18 and one aged 19, are suspected of animal cruelty and have been arrested for offences under the Animal Welfare Act.
They are from the Firthmoor area of the town.
“The force is committed to protecting its rural communities and tackling rural crime. Animal welfare is an issue at the heart of those communities and we hope that this morning’s raids reassure people that activities involving animal cruelty will not be tolerated.”
– Deputy Chief Constable Michael Banks
The raids took place following reports from the public of dogs being used to hunt and kill wildlife and domestic pets in the Darlington area.
Eight dogs – six lurchers and two Labradors - have been seized, as well as mobile phones, computers and hunting equipment.
"Where we have evidence that offences have taken place we will take action to bring the individuals involved before a court. I hope this sends a message to anyone involved in this kind of deliberate, abhorrent cruelty – we are actively seeking you and the next knock on the door could be us.”
The number of cases of animal cruelty and neglect reported to the RSPCA has risen by 4% in the first nine months of this year. The number of animals abandoned also rose by 65% over the last five years. The charity said the problem is reaching "unprecedented levels".